A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM ELEVEN TO NINE MEMBERS, TO ESTABLISH REVISED DISTRICTS FOR THE GUILFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR PARTISAN ELECTIONS FOR THAT BOARD, AND TO DISTRICT THE STANLY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND THE STANLY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition.
Amends the long title.
Provides that the nine members of the Board of Education of the Guilford County School Administrative Unit will be elected on a partisan basis (was, nonpartisan primary basis).
Amends the provisions concerning election for board members, providing that in the 2016 general election, members for Districts 2,4, 6, and 8 and the at-large member will be elected for two-year terms. In 2018 and every four years after that, members for Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8 and the at-large member will be elected for four-year terms. In 2016 and every four years after that, members for Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7 will be elected for four-year terms (previously, in the 2016 general election and every four years after that, those elected in Districts 1, 2, 3, and 7 would be elected to a two-year term with subsequent members being elected to four-year terms. In the 2016 general election, Districts 4, 5, 6, 8 and the at-large member would be elected to four-year terms and every four years after that; members in 1, 2, 3, and 7 would be elected for two-year terms and then to four-year terms in 2018). Amends the makeup of the districts and makes conforming changes.
Deletes the provisions of section 2(a) of the act, which previously made the Board of Education of the Guilford County School Administrative Unit elections partisan.
Changes the effective dates for the provisions concerning the election for the Guilford County Board of Education to the first Monday in December 2016. Makes technical changes to provisions regarding vacancies on the Guilford County Board of Education.
Changes the effective date for the proposed changes to GS 115C-37.1(d) to the first Monday in December (was, December 1, 2016).
Deletes provisions that provided for a voter referendum conducted during the May 2014 primary and, if favorable, the elections for the Guilford Board of Education would become partisan beginning with the 2016 election cycle.
Changes the effective date for the section concerning election procedures for the County Commissioners of Stanly County to July 1, 2014 (was, effective the first Monday in December 2014).
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